SLATE: The Last Dead Weekend

Katie Cramer slotted one of K-State’s four goals Saturday night. | Adam Stewart/Special to Bring on the Cats

Soccer wins its final exhibition

Saturday night was supposed to mark the second exhibition of the season for Kansas State Wildcats, but construction forced the first one to be turned into a truncated closed scrimmage, a draw with Arkansas.

So Saturday was K-State’s first action in front of Wildcat fans, and the offense went crazy. Katie Cramer and Brookelynn Entz each assisted on a Hannah Davis goal before scoring on their own later in the match, and Maddie Souder added a fourth tally as K-State mopped up Oral Roberts 4-1 at Case Soccer Complex in Tulsa. The Cats scored those four goals despite only six shots on goal; for her part, Wildcat keeper Rachel Harris made five saves on six Golden Eagle shots on goal.

This is it, though, folks. Saturday’s exhibiton marks the final weekend in which K-State is not officially in action as the ladies head to Omaha next weekend for the season opener against Creighton on Friday night, followed by a Sunday afternoon tilt with Nebraska-Omaha.

Basketball

Today’s Sports Extra features Peyton Williams and her takeaways from helping Team USA to a Pan American Games silver medal.

Football

Ryan Black of the Mercury reports that offensive line coach Conor Riley is prepared to startle folks by going nine-deep on the offensive line. Meanwhile, in GPC’s free zone, D. Scott Fritchen explains how Courtney Messingham plans to use his fullbacks and tight ends both interchangeably and a lot more than Bill Snyder did.

Countdowns you may have missed: BracketCat was super busy this weekend, dropping three #21s and two #14s as he plays catch-up. The featured Wildcats include punter Devin Anctil, wide receiver Wykeen Gill, defensive backs Darreyl Patterson and Tyrone Lewis, and quarterback Ryan Henington.

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